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Treating Your Child's Fever

What your pediatricians Palm City, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens want you to knowfever

If your child has a fever, it can be scary. The best thing you can do is to know the right steps to take. You can do a lot to help your child feel better. Your pediatricians at Children’s Physicians want you to know the facts about your child’s fever. They have several convenient office locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, Florida to help you and your child.

There are many reasons why your child might get a fever. A fever is often one of the first signs of an oncoming cold, flu, or infection. There are some simple therapies you can try at home to help your child feel better. You can try:

  • Administering over-the-counter medications like infant Tylenol
  • Applying cold washcloths or giving your child sponge baths
  • Having your child drink cold liquids or suck on popsicles

Most fevers go away as the underlying condition resolves, but a fever could also be a signal of a more serious problem. There are definite signs and symptoms associated with fever that need medical care. You should call your pediatricians if your child:

  • Is under 4 months old with a temperature of over 100.4 degrees
  • Is over 4 months old with a temperature of over 104 degrees
  • Still has a fever after 2 to 3 days

If your child has a fever and shows any of the following signs or symptoms, you should seek the help of your pediatrician as soon as possible:

  • Bruising or a rash
  • Continuous crying
  • Breathing difficulties
  • A stiff neck or seizures
  • Decreased urination or pain while urinating

For more detailed information about fevers in children, please visit the Fever page on the Children’s Physician’s website at https://www.mychildrensphysicians.com/fever.html

You don’t have to take care of your child’s fever all by yourself. For help with your child’s fever, just call your pediatricians at Children’s Physicians, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, Florida. They are experts in children’s medical care, so call today!

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Tuesday:

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Saturday:

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Monday:

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Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Gardens Office Only: Notes below

Sunday:

Closed

Palm City

Monday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Gardens Office Only: Notes below

Sunday:

Closed

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Gardens Office Only

Urgent care only. Phones open at 8:30am for scheduling.
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.